Gang Drive By Shooters Didn’t Expect This Response, Now in Hospital
Yakima Police are investigating the cities latest gang related shootings on Tuesday that injured two people.
POLICE SAY ALL INVOLVED ARE YAKIMA GANG MEMBERS
Authorities say two local gang members fired shots at a home in the 900 block of East Chestnut Avenue at about 11:55AM Tuesday. No one was injured in that shooting. Police say two men then ran from the home jumped in a vehicle and chased the two gang members to the area of East Lincoln Avenue and Sixth Street where numerous shots were fired. Police say they found 25 shell casings at the scene.
TWO MEN WHO WERE SHOT ARE ARE RECOVERING AT A YAKIMA HOSPITAL
The two gang members who were involved in the first drive-by shooting on East Chestnut were injured in the shooting. Both were taken to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one else was injured in the shooting but police say that could have happened since so many bullets were fired. Police are searching for the shootings suspects. The two gang members injured in the shooting are being treated at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. No names have been released.
POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN A SATURDAY GANG SHOOTING
Meanwhile police continue to investigate the gang related shooting reported last Saturday night at home in the 1500 block of Landon Avenue. Police found a 15-year-old girl, who is involved with local gangs shot in the chest area. She and her mother told police that they heard the doorbell ring Saturday night. The teen went to answer the door and was instead shot in the chest by someone who fired gunshots through the door. Capt. Jay Seely says the girl was taken to a Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. That’s where she was treated and released. Seely says she was shot in the chest area but the bullet didn’t hit any vital organs.